Literally a “Car” you that can place in your bag. It’s the size of a laptop, and even charges via USB. It’s basically a walk-assist vehicle. In the video, we see that it can even go up mild slopes without a glitch. You’re also able to push a heavy load while using it.
Top Speed: 6.2 mph (10 km/h)
USB Charging Time: 3 hours
Distance Range: 7.5 miles (12 km)
Weight: 4.4 to 6.6 pounds (2 to 3 kilograms )
Weight Capacity 265 lbs (120kg)
Cost Price When Available: US$800 ish
Manufacturer: Cocoa Motors from Japan
YouTube views at time of publishing article: 1,196,478. Video was originally published on July 2015 by WalkCar COCOA MOTORS.Inc..
The best bit is the tiny size. It’s slim and compact enough to be be placed in your bag easily.
It’s also much lighter (4 to 6 lbs or 2 – 3 kg) to carry. Versus the 2 wheel self-balancing scooters (27 lbs or 9 to 10 kg) and electric unicycles (30lbs ot 13kg)
It works like the self-balancing unicycle and scooters that are popular in the market right now, where you use your body weight and lean towards the direction you wish to go.
But it seems like it’s easier to learn to balance on the WalkCar as it’s on 4 wheels instead of just 1 or 2.
Rumor has it that it’s going to be on kickstarter in October 2015. And likely to cost around US$800-ish to own one.